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Add to Cart. Product Highlights It was hard to say good-bye to Percy--but fans don't have to. A lovable new generation of demigods has its own prophecy to prepare for, and their hero Perseus Jackson just may turn up in times of need. About This Item We aim to show you accurate product information. Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it. See our disclaimer. Jason has a problem. He doesn't remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. Apparently she's his girlfriend Piper, his best friend is a kid named Leo, and they're all students in the Wilderness School, a boarding school for "bad kids.
Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, and her vivid nightmares reveal that he's in terrible danger. Now her boyfriend doesn't recognize her, and when a freak storm and strange creatures attack during a school field trip, she, Jason, and Leo are whisked away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood. What is going on? Leo has a way with tools. His new cabin at Camp Half-Blood is filled with them.
Seriously, the place beats Wilderness School hands down, with its weapons training, monsters, and fine-looking girls. What's troubling is the curse everyone keeps talking about, and that a camper's gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist they are all-including Leo-related to a god. Fans of demi-gods, prophesies, and quests will be left breathless--and panting for Book Two. Customer Reviews. See all reviews. Write a review.
Most helpful positive review. Average rating: 5 out of 5 stars, based on reviews. See more. Most helpful negative review. Average rating: 2 out of 5 stars, based on reviews. The Lost Hero was a book I was disappointed in. The plot and the prophecy were interesting enough, but there were a lot of things I didn't really like I thought Rick Riordan was going to have a fresh start, like taking us seventy years in the future and leaving Percy Jackson behind.
Camp Half-Blood didn't seem like the camp I knew at all. Gone were the friendly atmosphere and the things that made the camp memorable i. He throws Leo into the side of the canyon and taunts Hedge, who has taken off his disguise and has revealed himself as a faun, a creature that is half-man and half-goat. Jason is impervious to the lightning the ventus uses to attack him. When the ventus throws Piper over the side of the canyon, Jason jumps off to save her. He catches her before she hits the canyon floor and manipulates the air to lift them back to the surface. Hedge saves Leo but is taken away by the storm spirit.
A chariot appears in the sky, driven by two teenagers: Annabeth and Butch. Annabeth is furious. She had been told to come rescue three teenagers and had assumed one of them would be her boyfriend, Percy Jackson. Percy has been missing for several days. Annabeth reluctantly takes Jason, Piper and Leo back to Camp Half-Blood and explains to them that they are demigods, children of humans and the gods of mythology.
At Camp Half-Blood, they will be claimed by their god parent and begin their training so they can fight against the monsters that are sent to kill demigods. The others at Camp Half-Blood are surprised that neither Jason, Leo nor Piper has been claimed by their god yet, as that is generally done by age Upon arriving at the camp, Leo is immediately claimed by Hephaestus, the god of blacksmiths and fire.
Jason still has no memories earlier than that morning, but the campers notice that he consistently uses the Roman names for the gods instead of the more familiar Greek. Piper, Jason and Leo are each assigned a guide to give them a tour of the camp. Each of them learns something interesting about the strange things happening between Mount Olympus and the mortal world.
Piper's guide, Annabeth, reveals that the gods have been unusually silent for several months. While visiting Hera's cabin, an oracle begins speaking in a strange voice.
She warns Piper that unless she can free Hera by the summer solstice, the world is doomed. Leo discovers that a mechanical dragon, built by a child of Hephaestus, has gone haywire and is attacking mortals in the woods. The other demigods have tried to trap it, but it has evaded them. He also learns that no child of Hephaestus has been born with power over fire in hundreds of years. Since bad things usually happen when such a child is born, Leo doesn't admit that he has the ability to control flames. Jason is brought to Chiron, a centaur and the camp's director. Chiron is surprised to see Jason alive but won't give the teen any additional information about his past.
Jason has a vision of Hera in which she tells him that she is his patron, which means she owns him. She repeats the message she gave to Piper about the earth's destruction if she is not released from her prison. Chiron tells him that a great threat is coming, one that has been prophesized for years, but he can't give any more details. The following night, the three friends gather with the other demigods of Camp Half-Blood. Annabeth tells them that Chiron believes some of them will be called to complete a quest in order to free Hera. Rachel, the oracle who'd spoken with Piper, explains that the Great Prophecy has begun.
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It foretells of a time when the world will end unless seven demigods band together to fight against storm or fire. Jason gives a demonstration of his powers when he uses a lance to call down a lightning bolt. It is obvious that Jupiter, another name for Zeus, the lord of the sky, has previously claimed him.
Rachel has another prophecy in which she alludes to Jason being the leader of the quest to save Hera. He will need two others, a child of the forge and a child of the dove, to follow him.
He chooses Leo, and after she has been claimed by Aphrodite, Piper, to accompany him. Piper keeps secret the knowledge that a giant has taken her father, a famous actor, captive. The giant has threatened to kill her father if she doesn't betray her friends to the death.
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Leo searches for the mechanical dragon. He manages to trap the dragon and fix its control panel.
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Although not perfect, the dragon is no longer a danger to others. He names the creature Festus. It is obvious by Festus' behavior that this is where he'd been created. Leo discovers the plans for a flying ship — plans similar to a drawing he'd made when he was a child. The masthead of the ship looks similar to Festus. Meanwhile, Jason has a dream in which Lupa, queen of the wolves, warns him that Juno the Roman name for Hera must be saved or a giant will return and destroy the world.
In the morning, Annabeth advises him to search for Boreas, the North Wind, to ask for his help in finding Aeolus, the wind god. If Aeolus sent the ventus, then he may know where Hera is being kept. Jason also learns that he has a sister, Thalia Grace, who fights with the Hunters of Artemis. Piper, Leo, Festus and Jason set out on the quest. They speak with Boreas, who directs them to go to Chicago to seek the woman who is controlling the winds. If they can defeat her and take the ventus captive, then they can continue on to Aeolus. On the way to Chicago, they are forced to battle with a family of Cyclopes — one-eyed giants.
They defeat the creatures and fly to Chicago. There, they discover Medea in a hidden store of enchanted items. Within Medea's fortress, they also discover Coach Hedge, who has been frozen and put in a cage. After battling her and capturing the ventus, the three seek out Aeolus. Before they can reach Aeolus, Festus is struck by lasers and wounded. Leo saves the dragon's head and puts it in his backpack. They then defeat King Midas, but Piper is turned into gold. Coach Hedge is able to revive Piper, but she suffers from hypothermia from the experience. As they give Piper time to heal, they encounter Lycaon, the first werewolf.
Lycaon became a werewolf as a punishment for serving Zeus human flesh for dinner. Lycaon and the wolves that serve him have promised to deliver Jason to one of their friends so she can kill him. Leo, Piper and Hedge will then be food for the wolves. The friends try to defend themselves, but it is only the intervention of the Hunters of Artemis that saves them. Jason is introduced to Thalia, his sister. Thalia explains that when Jason was 2, their mother gave him to Hera. Thalia grew up believing Hera had killed Jason out of jealousy for Zeus' affair.
Thalia guides Jason and his friends to Aeolus' palace near Pike's Peak. The only way to reach the peak is to cross a fragile bridge.
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As Leo crosses, he begins to ponder why the god of the wind needs a bridge. Thalia explains that it's for times like this when mortals may need to meet with him. Leo gets excited, as he remembers that Hera called Jason a bridge. Leo figures that Jason will be instrumental in somehow joining two different worlds together. His excitement causes his body to overheat and start melting the bridge. Jason and Leo manage to cross, but Thalia must return to the other side.
She promises to meet Jason on the solstice in order to free Hera. Thalia tells Jason that he will remember the meeting place when the time is right. At first willing to help them in their quest, Aeolus warns the demigods that Piper's father is being held captive at Mount Diablo near San Francisco. He then receives a message from another god that tells him he must kill Jason and the others.
Aeolus doesn't name her, but says that this god's orders must be obeyed. He calls his wind spirits to destroy the platform on which Jason and his friends are standing. One of Aeolus' servants, Mellie, helps them to escape before they fall to their deaths. Piper's mother, Aphrodite, speaks to her in a dream. She helps Piper realize that the reason dead mortals, such as Medea and Midas, are alive again is because mother earth, Gaea, is waking from her sleep.
If she wakes completely, she will free the giants, who will then destroy the world. Aphrodite warns that Piper will be the mediator between the two sides that Zeus has tried to keep apart. These two sides must be brought together or there will be bloodshed.